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Introduction: pharmacology 1

Watch Dan (physiology and pharmacology educator for this course) provide a brief summary of how the body works.

Watch Dan (physiology and pharmacology educator for this course) provide a brief summary of how the body works.

Study tips

Getting the most out of the videos

  • You can watch the videos more than once. Some learners like to watch a video first without taking any notes, and just listen carefully, then watch again and take notes.
  • Taking notes is important: they help you remember key points, deepen your learning, and are a resource you can keep for future reference.
  • Being active when you take notes is most effective. Writing notes by hand is better than typing, and typing is better than simply highlighting the transcript.
  • Of course, typing notes on your computer allows you to cut and paste content and references from inside and outside the course – including useful comments from other learners.
  • Note-taking can also be visual. Think about how a mind-maps can help you to make connections between ideas. A table can be a very efficient way of summarising key information.
  • Think about how to organise your notes so that they are easy to find and re-use at a later date. Your notes can help you to revise for the test at the end of the course. Use a clear labelling system – and the FutureLearn Step numbers make this easy.

Ask other learners for help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if there is something you don’t understand. The chances are that one of your fellow learners will be able to help you.


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